Oversharing on TikTok, weightlifter Maxime van den Dijssel said:
“This one time I went to a spin class after a night of heavy drinking and 4am kebabs and I farted a fart that smelled so bad that a girl threw up and they had to evacuate the entire gym because they thought they had a sewage problem.”
She added that she was too embarrassed to admit it was her and that she waited eight years to make the confession online to her 162,000 followers. Having done so, she racked up over 2.4 million views - definitely still less embarrassing than admitting it at the time.
Emboldened by her story, others commented about their own fart tales. One person admitted: “I farted and the smell woke my husband out of a dead sleep. He sat straight up and said, ‘The dog definitely s*** somewhere and we gotta find it.’”
Another said: “I farted in class so bad they made everyone check their shoes for dog poo. I laughed so hard I had to leave.”
A third added: “A day after I moved in with my husband he closed the windows because he thought something had died outside. He locked himself inside with it and didn’t even know.”
And a nanny said their farts made the children they looked after cry.
After someone asked her why the fart was so bad, van den Dijssel commented:
“I think the combination of alcohol, high protein diet, kebabs and a sweaty small spin class just exacerbated it all.”
Somehow we doubt her gym will be offering her discounts on her membership.
You can watch the whole clip of her talking about her toilet trauma here, should you wish to do so.